Jennifer Carmody

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Jennifer Carmody

Assembly Librarian

ACT Legislative Assembly Library

Jennifer Carmody is a librarian with 25+ years’ professional experience. She earned her masters in Library & Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1995 and began her career working in public and academic libraries in the United States. Since 2005 she has worked in Australian government and academic libraries in Canberra in client service, applications, and managerial roles. She currently manages the Assembly Library for the ACT Legislative Assembly, supporting MLAs and their staff as well as the staff of the ACT public service. She has served on national, state, and regional committees in both the United States and in Australia, and is presently an active member of the Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Australasia (APLA), the ALIA Special Libraries Working Group, and the ACT Government Libraries Group.

I am interested in becoming a member of TSAC to represent small and special libraries with limited staffing and constrained budgets. Trove Collaborative Services is often a vital resource for small/special libraries to leverage – whether for cataloguing, document delivery, support with digitisation projects, professional development and networking opportunities, promoting collections, or any combination of the above. I believe it is important for smaller libraries to have a voice in the strategic direction of Trove to articulate our unique challenges and needs, and because librarians in smaller libraries wear many hats and can speak to multiple aspects of the profession.